Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

Honors Program Philanthropic Society Holds \
Students get creative at Paint for Poverty night which was held at Powers Hall. The fundraising event was sponsored by the poverty committee within the Honors Program Philanthropic...more



The Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture
David Scobey, executive dean of the New School for Public Engagement in New York, emphasized the need to add civic engagement as part of school curriculum. Scobey presented the Annual Civic...more

20MM Foundation Commends Senators New Legislative Effort
The 20 Million Minds Foundation, a nonprofit committed to bringing higher education into the digital age, commends Senators Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) and Al Franken (D-Minnesota) on their new...more

Prudential Recognizes Outstanding Student Volunteers
D.C. students Sydney Kamen, of Georgetown Day School, and Maxine Bailey, of Holy Trinity School, have been granted a Prudential Spirit of Community Award along with 100 other civic-minded youth from...more

National Day of Service Drives Volunteers
Now on its second year, the group Volunteer Oxford has again teamed with community partners to drive volunteerism on Martin Luther King National Service Day. The free event revolves around the...more

Take a Volunteer Conservation Trip
A volunteer conservation trip merges camping and hiking in national or state parks with projects to revamp parks and make them safer and more accessible. As more volunteer vacations are being...more

Red Cross Salutes Volunteers as Everyday Heroes
In conjunction with Red Cross Month this March, the American Red Cross of Southwestern New York honors what the organization calls 'Everyday Heroes' - the Red Cross volunteers. Red Cross...more






Social Entrepreneurship
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Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community


Why Social Enterprises Add Value to the Community

The term 'social entrepreneurs’ can seem vague, but essentially it refers to people who show that by thinking and acting in a different way, communities can be improved.


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